FX Orders Season 2 of ‘American Horror Story’

by | October 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM | TV News

'American Horror Story' (Photo: FX)

'American Horror Story' (Photo: FX)

“Horror” fans are getting a Halloween treat!

FX has renewed its hit show “American Horror Story” for a second season, the network announced Monday.

FX has ordered a second season of thirteen new episodes of the Wednesday night drama, which is tracking to be the network’s highest rated first season series ever, with an average of 4.2 million total viewers a week and growing.

Ratings: “American Horror Story” Hits Ratings High

“It’s one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience—it’s something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks, in a statement. “Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with Nip/Tuck, Glee and now American Horror Story, which will be scaring FX’s viewers to death for many years to come.”

Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, “American Horror Story” tells the tale of the already dysfunctional Harmon family, who move from Boston to LA to find their new (haunted) house is even more twisted than they are. The series stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange in her first ever regular TV role.

For those you you not on the scary-good bandwagon yet, FX is airing a Halloween marathon featuring the first four episodes, beginning tonight at 10/9c.

Nine episodes remain this season, with the two-hour season finale is set for December 21. This week’s fifth episode — called Halloween, Pt. 2 — airs in its regular time slot, Wednesday at 10/9c on FX, and features Tate coming face-to-face with his past, and Ben and Vivien (Connie Britton) are haunted by one of the house’s newest guests.

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